Muslim lives more important than Christians in Mideast, journalist suggests

The death of at least 80 Sunni Muslims during a chemical attack in Syria sparked a military response from the U.S. but none when the Islamic State killed 44 Christians in Egypt in a suicide bombing on Palm Sunday, a journalist has pointed out.

(REUTERS / Ammar Abdullah)A man breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017.

In an article published on World Net Daily on April 16, it was noted how U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against an airfield in Syria after news of the alleged sarin gas attack made their rounds. After a few days, ISIS-linked suicide bombers attacked two Christian churches in Egypt, and yet the incident only sparked a condemnation from the American president.

A senior U.S. official told CNN that intelligence and military forces have intercepted Syria's dialogues with chemical experts discussing their preparations for the gas attack. The official, whose name has not been revealed, said the U.S. did not know beforehand that the attack was going to be launched.

While watching Fox News on Palm Sunday, Leo Hohmann of WND observed that there was more coverage of the chemical attack in Syria than the more recent twin church bombings in Egypt.

"It's interesting how 80 or so Sunni Muslims [are] killed by Assad and we have worldwide attention placed upon it," Hohmann said during a guest appearance at Jesse Lee Peterson's radio show. "We have dozens of Christians slaughtered every day across the Middle East, and we never hear anything about it. So I guess it's 'Muslim lives matter' in the Middle East. Christian lives do not matter."

Hohmann also said he will not be that critical of Trump if the missile strike was just a one-time incident meant to send a message to Assad and other dictators using chemical weapons. However, he said it would be a different story if Trump tried to oust Assad.